14 Dec Christmas jobs: Where to bag yourself a last minute Christmas temp role
|Sainsbury’s still has a number of roles on offer to cover the busy Christmas period|
While Christmas is just over a week away, it’s not too late to grab yourself a Christmas job!
Although most companies put off taking on new staff just before and just after Christmas, there are industries where the Christmas period is their busiest time of the year. Industries like retail and hospitality for example, typically become very busy around the Christmas period and are likely to take on extra staff to cope with the increased demand.
The logistics and transport industries also experience peaks in demand around Christmas time resulting in an increased need for warehouse staff, transport workers, delivery drivers, couriers etc. Royal Mail for example, take on thousands of extra staff over Christmas to cope with increased demand for their services.
Here’s some links I’ve put together for those of you looking for temporary roles over the Christmas period:
Christmas jobs listed on job boards
Christmas jobs in the Retail sector:
Seasonal work over Christmas can be a great foot-in-the-door opportunity for someone wanting to join a company with a view to securing a more permanent role.
Another advantage to taking on seasonal work as a route to more permanent work, is the recruitment process can in some cases be fast-tracked, requiring less effort than usual to get that vital foot- in-the-door.
Even if you’re unable to secure a more permanent role with the company when your seasonal work comes to an end, it’s always easier to find a new job if you are already employed, even as a casual.The fresh experience gained from seasonal work will also liven up your CV, the perfect pick-me-up for those with a gap in their work history. Don’t forget to include your seasonal work in your CV and if possible, get a reference or recommendation you can include in your career portfolio.
Best of luck and Merry Christmas!
If you’re a recruiter or employer looking to promote Christmas roles please share your links below.
Lisa LaRue, MCareerDev, BSocSc(Couns&HumServ), DipCareerGuid, RCDP, MAC is a Career Coach and Career Development Consultant at CareerWorx with more than 18 years’ experience helping people plan and manage their careers.